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NOAA Hurricane Hunters aircraft

Students join hurricane hunters as they prepared for historic Hurricane Beryl mission

A group of undergraduate students visiting USF as part of a summer research program got an unexpected and rare glimpse of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Hunters preparing to go on their first reconnaissance mission of the season.

July 2, 2024Campus News, Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

udrey Brandt is at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and is one USF's Boundless Bulls

USF honors student chosen for prestigious summer internship at marine sanctuary

Audrey Brandt is interning with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California, one of the largest federally protected marine sanctuaries in the United States. Brandt's journey began after being selected for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program.

June 25, 2024Campus News, Student Life

Julie Buckner Armstrong picture for 2024

USF English professor to co-edit Florida anthology as part of Duckwall Professorship

Julie Buckner Armstrong, known for her expertise in the civil rights movement and southern literature, has been named the Duckwall Professor of Florida Studies for the 2024-2026 academic years. As part of the Duckwall Professorship, Armstrong will begin focusing on her next book, an anthology of literary works from Florida.

June 6, 2024Campus News

Students examine sediment in a lab at CMS

Students from across the country will spend the summer at USF conducting ocean and weather research

The Research Experience for Undergraduates program gives students the research skills needed for graduate school and future careers. More than 40 students from across the country are spending their summer at USF St. Pete, immersing themselves in research focused on oceanography, weather, climate change and science communication.

June 3, 2024Campus News, Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

Shelly Wagers address crowd at BRIGHT launch

BRIGHT Network launches new platform, connecting human trafficking victims to critical resources in the community

More than one hundred anti-trafficking professionals came together at USF St. Petersburg to officially launch the BRIGHT Network, an online platform that helps victims of human trafficking escape their situations by connecting them with organizations and resources in their community.

May 17, 2024Campus News, Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

Aidan Cawley reveals himself as Rocky

Graduate involved in campus life also took on secret role as mascot

When Aidan Cawley came to USF St. Petersburg, he never expected to be involved in so many campus activities. Or have the chance to become Rocky. But as time passed, the environmental science major became more outgoing and confident. Three years later, his e-mail signature looks like a resume.

May 1, 2024Campus News, Student Life

students presenting at undergraduate research conference

USF conference showcases growth and breadth of undergraduate research

Around 50 students showcased their analysis and findings during the Undergraduate Research Conference held at USF St. Petersburg. Students representing nearly all majors gathered at USF campuses from April 10-12 to present research projects they developed during the academic year.

April 17, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

Kyle McIntyre

Outstanding Young Alumni recipient puts his political science degree to work at U.S. Space Force

Kyle McIntyre credits the guidance and support he received at USF St. Petersburg for his success at a young age. As one of six recipients of USF’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award, he is amazed at how far he has come since graduating with a political science degree in 2015. McIntyre, 35, is the deputy director of congressional affairs at Headquarters U.S. Space Force.

April 10, 2024Campus News

USF students view total solar eclipse with special glasses in 2017

25 years later, astronomy professor gets second chance to witness total solar eclipse

Kevin MacKay is determined to make his road trip to see a total solar eclipse better than the one he took with students in 1999. Moments before the big event, clouds rolled in, obstructing their view. On April 8, MacKay will get a second chance, informing his classroom about the phenomenon in the process.

April 2, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

New Undergraduate Studies office location

Undergraduate studies office replaces advising center with expanded services and welcomes new student success advocates

A newly named Undergraduate Studies (UGS) office with expanded services and two new student success advocates will replace the current Academic Advising Opportunity Center (AAOC) to drive student success outcomes across campus.

March 15, 2024Campus News

Ground-penetrating radar at Weedon Island

Using ground-penetrating radar to discover the past

A group of anthropology students are participating in new research using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to help locate objects under the surface at Weedon Island Preserve. The use of GPR is part of a collaboration between USF and the cultural resource management company TerraXplorations.

March 4, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

CRESCENDO team after concert

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students turns environmental impact data into music

USF Anthropologist Heather O’Leary turned her coastal impact data into music that people could understand and enjoy. The project, CRESCENDO, is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students working together to create and disseminate moving music about the environment.

February 20, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation, Sustainability

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